As the name implies, this is a funky track in the key of E minor for your jamming pleasure. The A section is in the key of Em while the B section is in the relative major (G). For your reference, we’ve provided scale shapes below. While these patterns can be used to help you solo to this track, it is important to know that there are many other options and ways in which you may approach improvisation beyond the patterns shown here.
- Try landing on target notes (notes that are part of the chord being played) to make your solo fit well with the backing track. For example, over an Em chord, the notes E (1), G (b3), B (5), and even D (b7) can be great target notes. Or if you’re really feeling spicy, an F# (9).
- Sing a melody and then try to play it on the guitar.
- Restrict yourself to a scale or arpeggio pattern that you are not as familiar with.
- Quote a melody that you think others would recognize.
E Minor Scales
G Major Scales